Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

(June 15,1942 / Aravayal, karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, South India)

The orphan


It is not that anyone
Loves you for yourself alone
And not your winsome eyes.

It is not that anyone
Loves you for yourself alone
And not your well set teeth.

It is not that anyone
Loves you for yourself alone
But not your troublesome hair.

It is your mother alone who
Loves you for yourself alone
Even with repelling features.

Without mother all are orphans.
01.09.2000, Pmdi

Submitted: Monday, June 28, 2010
Edited: Monday, July 05, 2010

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